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flu·ent

fluent

 
 
pronunciation:
flu nt
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part of speech: adjective
definition: able to speak or write easily and naturally.
She is fluent in several languages.
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similar words:
eloquent
derivations: fluently (adv.), fluency (n.)
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The word fluent contains the following parts:
flu, fluct, flux, fluv, flum Latin root that means flow
-ant, -ent Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means (in adjectives) doing the action denoted by the verb root; (in nouns) one who or that which does the action denoted by the verb root.
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The suffix -ant , -ent forms adjectives and, to a much lesser extent, nouns from Latin verb stems such as fid in confident and stud in student . This suffix is the equivalent in Latin of the "-ing" inflection in English. Many adjectives ending in -ant , -ent have a corresponding noun ending in -ance, -ence, -ancy, -ency.